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Lot 1611: Matched Set of Colt World War Commemorative 1911s with Cases

Six Collector Serialized Colt World War Commemorative 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Lot 1611: Matched Set of Colt World War Commemorative 1911s with Cases

Six Collector Serialized Colt World War Commemorative 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized:

A) A.A. White Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Custom Deluxe WWI Commemorative "Chateau Thierry" Model 1911 Pistol with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter lists this pistol as having a 4 inch barrel chambered in .45 caliber with royal blue finish checkered wood grip and custom engraving which the remarks state was carried out by A.A. White (cartouche on right side of frame under the grip) when shipped to Weingartner Sport Shop in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on March 13, 1968. Only 25 of these sets were made compared to 7,400 of the standard and 75 of the deluxe sets. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent.



B) Colt WWI Commemorative "Belleau Wood" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1968. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent.



C) Colt WWI Commemorative "2nd Battle of the Marne" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1968 with standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically needs work as the slide is stuck in battery. Case is excellent



D) Colt WWI Commemorative "Meuse Argonne" Model 1911 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1969. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent.



E) Colt WWII European Theater Operations Commemorative Model 1911A1 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: maple
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case, seven dummy rounds, and a copy of "Colt's Commemorative Edition of The American Heritage Picture History of World War II" by C.L. Sulzberger. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original nickel finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case and accessories are excellent.



F) Colt WWII Pacific Theater Operations Commemorative Model 1911A1 Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Standard markings and features. Includes commemorative display case, seven dummy rounds, and a copy of "Colt's Commemorative Edition of The American Heritage Picture History of World War II" by C.L. Sulzberger. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original nickel finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case and accessories are all excellent.



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